Americans support hands-free cellphone use while driving
We’ve all seen it (and maybe even done it ourselves): talking on a cellphone while driving.
A majority of Americans say using your cellphone while driving is ok, as long as it is being used in hands-free mode. That’s the finding of a new survey from FindLaw.com, the most popular free legal information website.
Fourteen states and the District of Columbia only allow cellphones to be used while driving when they are in hands-free mode. Thirty-eight states and the District of Columbia restrict cellphone use by novice drivers. Ten states have no restrictions on cellphone usage for making calls while driving.
According to the FindLaw survey, 50 percent of Americans support allowing hands-free cellphone use while driving. Forty-two percent, however, support a complete ban on cellphone use while driving. Only eight percent said they favor having no restrictions on cellphone use while driving.